Sierra Leone: April 17, 2000


According to UN and US Congressional reports, peacekeepers in Sierra Leone have, on several occasions, been stopped by RUF rebels who stole their weapons. The peacekeepers have, reportedly, offered no resistance (although they did report that they had been "trapped" and that resistance would be fatal). Total stolen weapons include 500 rifles, 209 RPGs, four armored personnel carriers, and tons of supplies and ammunition.--Stephen V Cole


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